Causes Of Treaty Of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated by a Serbian terrorist group. As a result, World War I began and lasted approximately 4 years. This was a war between Germany and the Allied Nations. On June 28, 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed by Germany and the Allied Nations. This treaty was a peace document that would end World War I. Ironically, Treaty of Versailles was the principal cause of World War II.
Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany had to take the blame for causing World War I (World War Two - Causes). It also forced Germany to lose territory, pay for the damages caused by the war, and their air force was forbidden. As a result, the Treaty of Versailles weakened Germany. The treaty stated that one of the ways that Germany could pay for the war expenses was by giving other countries some of their goods. As a result, Germany’s economy worsened. The German people were unhappy with the treaty because they believed that it was unjust and biased. They thought that it was unnecessarily punitive and profoundly shameful (Hamner). In distress, “People were dissatisfied with the government and voted to power a man who promised to rip up the Treaty of Versailles” (World War Two - Causes). This man was Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s goal was to eliminate the Treaty of Versailles. He wanted to fix the problems that the treaty had caused like poverty, unemployment, and inflation. He also wanted to get rid of Germany’s
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